Organisers of the Producers Forum, which focuses on low budget feature film production and takes place during Cardiff’s annual LGBT+ Film Festival, have confirmed their 2018 programme.
Welcoming participants at all stages of their film and media careers, the Producers Forum is a one-stop shop for filmmakers to share experiences and wisdom, discover opportunities and make new connections right here in Cardiff. The one-day event features speakers from across the film industry, along with a networking lunch and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with well-known industry figures.
The 2018 Producers Forum will include a presentation by organisers of the world’s only LGBTQ film finance forum. Andria Wilson, Executive Director and Andrew Murphy, Director of Programming at Inside Out will guide film makers through the workings of the forum, which brings together Canadian and international feature film projects-in-development with a slate of international industry executives for professional development and one-on-one pitch meetings.
Berwyn Rowlands, Iris Prize Festival Director, commented:
“There is a strong sense of “yes we can” within the film and TV industry in Wales at the moment, and this is reflected in our programme. The forum is deliberately full of positivity including the success story which is the Bad Wolf studios. I can’t wait to hear all about one of the largest film and TV studio complexes in the UK as Andrew Pierce interviews Bad Wolf’s Operating Executive Ben Jenkins and Alison Dowzell from Screen Alliance Wales, which is funded by Bad Wolf and others.
“There is already a huge interest in the lecture from Sara Mosses from Together Films who will talk about the commercial and impact potential of your film and how using data at all stages of the film production process can be empowering.”
“I hope those delegates with projects will leave the ATRIUM this year with a clearer vision and pathway on how they intend to get their films made.”
Tom Ware, Director in Production & Performance, Faculty of Creative Industries, USW, commented:
“On behalf of the University of South Wales I’m delighted to welcome film makers to the ATRIUM for the 2018 Producers Forum - the industry highlight of the annual Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. As Film & TV School Wales we are proud to partner with Iris to support and nurture the best and most talented young filmmakers from around the world.”